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May 24, 2013
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Togo has joined other countries around the world in observing the International Day of Democracy, which is celebrated every year on15 September.
The day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007.
Togo's Supreme Court has sentenced President Faure Gnassingbe's brother, Kpatcha Gnassingbe, and three others, including retired General Assani Tidjani to 20 years in prison over an alleged 2009 coup plot in the West African nation.
The verdict in the treason trial of Kpatcha Gnassingbe and five others accused of plotting to overthrow President Faure Gnassingbe in an alleged attempted coup in April 2009, will be given on Thursday.
Togo’s Attorney General wants life imprisonment for Kpatcha Gnassingbe and five others over an alleged attempted coup in April 2009 to topple President Faure Gnassingbe.
Togo’s Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission has opened its first public session in the capital, Lomé and in the country’s other five economic regions.
Journalists in Togo have gone one step further in their efforts to raise the profile of the profession in their country by forming the National Labor Union of Independent Journalists.
In Togo, Media workers organized a protest march in the streets of Lome over the weekend to denounce what they describe as physical threats against journalists considered critical of the government.
The price increase of petroleum products in Togo last month continues to trigger reactions among the population.
Togolese health workers have resumed work across the country, after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the government.
Health workers in Togo, who have been on strike for several days, have threatened to renew their strike on Wednesday, if the Togolese government does not sign the agreement reached after last week’s negotiations with the country’s former Health Minister.